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Advanced Adventures – Old School dungeon-crawls

Advanced Adventures – Old School dungeon-crawls

by Wednesday 8 February 2017
In February 2017 we presented the Advanced Adventures Bundle featuring Old School dungeon crawls from Expeditious Retreat Press. The long-running Advanced Adventures series is one of the most popular lines founded in the early days of the Old School Revival. These short adventure modules are easy to run, ready to play, and fit easily into any ongoing fantasy RPG campaign. They’re nominally written for OSRIC, the free “Old School Reference & Index Compilation” OGL retro-clone of (as OSR designers must coyly phrase it) “the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game.”

For this offer Expeditious Retreat owner Joseph Browning selected over a dozen top AA modules, grouped here by theme and character level, that let your player characters ramp smoothly from level-1 zeroes to level-10 heroes. There were six adventures in our Starter Collection (retail value $37), all presented as DRM-free .PDFs, including the First Frontiers set of introductory modules (AA28 Redtooth Ridge, AA30 To End the Rising, and AA13 White Dragon Run, retail price $6 each) and the Shadowvein trilogy for levels 2-5: AA01 The Pod-Caverns of the Sinister Shroom (retail $6), AA23 Down the Shadowvein (retail $7), and AA24 The Mouth of the Shadowvein (retail $6). (We previously presented Pod-Caverns in the November 2015 Old School Revival +4.)

Those who paid more than the threshold price also received our entire Bonus Collection with nine more modules worth an additional $56:
  • Three modules of Arcane Weirdness for levels 3-6: AA17 The Frozen Wave Satsuma, AA06 Chasm of the Damned, and AA26 The Witch Mounds (retail $6 apiece)
  • Tournament module AA21 Obsidian Sands of Syncrates (levels 4-7, retail $7)
  • Two Straight-Up Dungeon Crawls for levels 5-10: AA12 The Barrow Mound of Gravemoor and AA03 The Curse of the Witch Head (retail $6 apiece)
  • Two Serious Challenges for levels 6-10: AA10 The Lost Keys of Solitude and AA20 The Riddle of Anadi (retail $6 apiece)
  • NEW! AA15 Stonesky Delve (retail $7): A tournament module from Gen Con 2010 set in a dwarven mountain wracked by civil war
That’s a US$93 value, the kind of hoard you’d find deep in a well-stocked dungeon. Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this offer’s designated charity, Reading is Fundamental.